Each year, the town of Eden, located on the picturesque NSW Sapphire Coast, celebrates its rich history and the whale migration with the Eden Whale Festival - one of the biggest events on the whale-watching calendar.
In fact, Eden is one of Australia's best whale-watching destinations.
After two years of cancellations due to COVID-19, the Eden Whale Festival Committee is excited to host the event, which is set to run over the weekend of October 7-9, 2022.
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The Festival begins on Friday, October 7 with an official opening set to be held at the award-winning Eden Welcome Centre in Snug Cove.
MC Lana Wills from Cat Balou Cruises and chair of Eden Tourism, will host proceedings.
Saturday, October 8 kicks off at the Barclay Street Sportsgrounds, with family-friendly entertainment and live music.
Vibrant markets will showcase the work of local artisans.
Aslings Beach will host some amazing sand sculpting, while the blue skies will make the perfect backdrop for watching the fantastic kite display.
The festival is also a great opportunity to sample the local produce and artisan products - from oysters and abalone to organic skincare.
This huge day of fun will conclude with a spectacular fireworks display at 9pm.
The final day of the festival, Sunday, October 9, is jam-packed with events including; a community sand sculpting workshop, ORRCA whale rescue training, Davidson Whaling Station tours and skiff boat trials.
There is also an amazing Aboriginal Cultural Experience planned at Cocora Beach, which includes a Welcome to Country, Smoking Ceremony, a dance performance and a local speaker.
Many thanks to Eden Whale Festival partners of Port Authority, Bega Valley Shire Council, Eden Tourism Inc, Our Eden, Forestry, WolfPeak, SETA and all the sponsors.
Also a big thank you to the Eden Whale Festival Committee who have pulled out all stops to make this a fantastic event. Enjoy a wonderful few days as you soak up the atmosphere. Stay up-to-date with festival news via: